Folk musician Clara Benin has announced a tour for her latest album befriending my tears, which kicks off this December 16 (Saturday) at Studio Simula in Cubao.

Tickets for the event will be made available on November 15 via Benin’s official website. In a Twitter post, the singer-songwriter wrote, “Can’t wait to bring my songs to more intimate stages around the city! Exclusive merch and a cafe pop-up await!”

Billboard Philippines wrote a rave review about befriending my tears, saying, “befriending my tears marks a transition into a newer, richer, and hauntingly beautiful heavier and ambient sound. Though transitions in genres aren’t new in the music industry, what makes Benin’s album a cut above the rest is the fact that she marries the aspects of the sound she is known for with her new musical influences. The result is a seamless listening experience that draws in new audiences but also keep its connection with long-time fans.”

She released the album last August via Sony Music Philippines. Online, she described the record as her “way of making sense in this world — turning [her] innermost thoughts and unruly emotions into songs.”

A track from her album titled “affable dork” was in the running for Best Performance by a Female Artist and Best Jazz Recording at the 2023 Awit Awards. She eventually bowed out to Sarah Geronimo’s “Dati-Dati” for Best Performance by a Female Artist and Debonair District’s collaboration with Lara Maigue, “Just Because,” for Best Jazz Recording.

Earlier this year, Benin held a concert at the Music Museum to commemorate her album’s release.

Listen to befriending my tears by Clara Benin below.